Draw: raw food and slow coffee!

A new concept of restaurant has opened in Trieste …

I live in a city with 250.000 people, but it’s as if we all knew each other, we always know everything about everyone, almost before they know it themselves! For a while now there were rumours that Walter Gustin, the owner of some of the best restaurants in Trieste like the exceptional 040 Social Food…

How to overcome the problem of bad coffee in restaurants? I’ll tell you my point of view…

After 13 years in the coffee industry, here’s some advice 

I worked for 13 years in the coffee industry, first for B2B green coffee trade (raw coffee) and then I changed to roasted coffee, working with two companies of my city, as Sales Representative for Italy. So, after this brief introduction about my personal experience with coffee, I can tell you what I think the…

Aleš Movia: an artist of organic wine on the Slovenian Collio

A family tradition that began in 1820…

Meeting Aleš Kristančič Movia was almost overwhelming, and I’d define him a proper artist rather than a wine producer, a man with large hands and with a captivating personality. Here is his interview, quite difficult to obtain! What does the word tradition mean to you? “I believe wine is a great gift, and if you…

A close encaunter with two stars: Michela and Emanuele Scarello from “Agli Amici” in Udine

In between mountains and sea a lunch Made in Friuli!

I’ve been hearing rumors for some time about this fantastic Relais and Chateaux and about the wonderful people that own this wonderful Home (as Michela defines it). Michela and Emanuele Scarello, two siblings united by one huge ambitious project: Agli Amici. I definitely needed to go there, so on a Saturday morning, along with my…

Luxury, comfort and wellness: Chalet Zeno

San Cassiano a stop for VIPs

In the heart of San Cassiano, about 1.537 meters from sea level and under the tips of the mountains Lavaretta and Conturines, there’s the Hotel Rosa Alpina, remember? That enchanted place in the heart of the Dolomites that always feels like home. There’s something I haven’t told you about though, and that can’t be forgotten:…

The local grapevines from Trieste’s Karst

Caught between land, sea and the Bora, here are the DOC wines

The Karst, also known as the Karsic plateau or Carsia, is a rocky limestone land that extends from the northeast of Italy to the extreme northwest of Croatia, all across western Slovenia and the north of Istria. This plateau is home to the most important local grapevines of the territory: the Terrano, a grape with…

“Le Vie delle foto” – the Photo routes – a collective photography exhibition

From the 1st until the 30th of April it will be on display in different places of the city.

It started 6 years ago with an idea of Linda Simeone, and “The Photo routes” was an immediate success. It’s a collective photography exhibition, with many different displays located in different bars and restaurants of the centre of Trieste, in which almost sixty photographers show their work. The main purpose of the event is to…

Restaurant St. Hubertus has 2 Michelin stars

A culinary journey for your five senses

As I had said in the post about Hotel Rosa Alpina, here is the article entirely dedicated to Norbert Niederkofler and his staff’s wonderful cooking. Some information about the St. Hubertus hotel in San Cassiano: 2 Michelin stars Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux – Norbert Niederkofler Grandes Tables du Monde “3 Forks” Gambero Rosso, 92…